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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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by Catholic Church. Treaties, etc; Mercati, Angelo, 1870-1955
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Topics: Catholic Church, Concordats
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History
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by Manzoni, Alessandro, 1785-1873; Cojazzi, Antonio, b. 1880
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Topics: Catholic Church, Christian ethics
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History
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by Creighton, M. (Mandell), 1843-1901
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by Allaire, Jean-Baptiste-Arthur, 1866-
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Topics: Catholic Church, Clergy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy -- History
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy
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by Catholic Church. Diocese of Coimbra, Portugal. Bishop, 1483-1543 (Jorge de Almeida)
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"2. impressão"
Topics: Catholic Church. Diocese of Coimbra (Portugal), Pastoral theology
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Topics: Catholic Church, Christian ethics
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by Vélez Sársfield, Dalmacio, 1800-1875
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Topics: Catholic Church, Church and state
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by Macintosh, Douglas Clyde, 1877-1948
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Topics: Catholic Church, Theology, Doctrinal, Experience (Religion), Religion and science, Theology,...
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by Dukhnovych, O. V. (Oleksandr Vasylʹovych), 1803-1865; Voloshyn, Avhustyn, 1874-1946
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"Dli͡a uhorskykhʺ rusynovʺ na hodʺ."
Topics: Catholic Church, Almanacs
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by Godrycz, John A., 1873-1923
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Topic: Catholic Church
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by Société de colonisation du Diocèse de Saint-Germain de Rimouski
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Topics: Catholic Church. Diocese of Rimouski, Migration, Internal
Sʺ blahosloveniemʺ Arkhiereĭskymʺ."
Topic: Catholic Church
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Topics: Catholic Church, Labor, Labor and laboring classes
Digital copy from the Paul Robert Magocsi Carpatho-Ruthenica Library
Topic: Catholic Church